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Wo Tiere im Sommer weilen

Wo Tiere im Sommer weilen
Each village in the Rheinwald has alpine pastures organised by the municipalities or cooperatives.


Dairy cows and suckler cows, young cattle, alpine pigs and sheep spend their summers at altitude. They are all part of robust breeds, particular not least since the terrain is impervious and the supply of fodder is varied but scarce. Mountain pastoralism allows you to harvest enough hay downstream to feed the animals throughout the winter with your hay. At the same time, grazing is beneficial to the cultivated land, which in turn is the ideal prerequisite for increasing the region's interest in tourism. For centuries, to tell the truth, tourists have been mainly four-legged. The animals of the Rhine Valley of St. Gallen or even the Bergamo sheep of Northern Italy were every year summer guests of the alpine pastures of the Rheinwald.


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